i have mixed feelings about this. I think localism is a critical element of surfing. Unfortunately, many of the "locals" tend to be overprivelledged people who can afford to spend all of their time at the beach. True status as a local is earned, not born into. I think that the destruction of this clubhouse, at a beach Ive never surfed but have heard of often, represents something about the direction in which surfing culture is headed, and may not be positive. However, it will all be about the way in which the true local community responds that will set the precedent.